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Coming Events:

  • September 10- 1:00 PM Christian Education, Presbytery Office
  • September 11- 1:00 PM Evangelism, Presbytery Office

Presbytery Council to Nominate Search Committee

The Presbytery Council decided at its September 3 meeting to prepare a slate of nominees for the Executive Presbytery Search Committee.  These names will be brought to the Presbytery meeting on September 24 (Sandy Lake) for election.  If you wish to recommend individuals for that committee, please send them to Jim Mohr mohrjr@westminster.edu this week.  The Council anticipates announcing the nominees via eLink the week before the Presbytery meeting.

Confirmation Retreat

The Camping Association is hosting a confirmation retreat, “Called by Name” open to all 5th-9th graders.  The retreat will take place on November 8-9 at Camp Lambec in Erie, PA or November 22-23 at Westminster Highlands in Emlenton, PA.  Click this link to access the brochure…Confirmation Retreat Nov 2013

Loaves & Fishes: Fishing for Answers in Children’s Ministry

The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring a dinner and workshop on Children’s Ministry on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 PM at The Tavern in New Wilmington.  The presenter is Debbie Derrenbacher of 1st Presbyterian, Sharon.

In an almost anything goes society, Debbie finds it challenging as a Christian Educator to:

  • be okay with engaging children in discipleship opportunities that God has trusted to her care;
  • generate programs with pizzaz without giving up on Biiblical integrity;
  • give children hands-on Bible experiences that they will retain;
  • find and manage resources; and
  • experiment with out-of-the-box ideas.

Her goal in leading this workshop is to help you fish for answers; catch some ideas in your ministry fishing net that will generate a well-balanced appetite for the young disciples that God has placed in your care. Come as you are – dinner is free!  Register Now!

A Missional Church Conversation

Michael Moynagh is a pastor, author and leader in the Fresh Expressions Movement in the United Kingdom.  This is a “missional church” effort where new congregations are being formed alongside traditional churches.  Shenango and Beaver Butler presbyteries are hosting Dr. Moynagh on Wednesday, September 25 (10:30 am –  3:30 pm) at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople (415 East Grandview).  Ruling and Teaching Elders should register early at office@beaverbutler.org or 724-452-7515.  Bring your own lunch or ask for a box lunch ($5.50).  Please let Dave Dawson know (david.dawson@shenango.org) if you are going so that we can coordinate rides.  Click here for more information, Advertizing Fresh Expressions, and an article by Bishop Cray about Fresh Expressions, Cray – Not Knowing the End at the Beginning.

One Day Men’s Conference

Organizing Men for Church Growth through Effective  Building Care Practices featuring Rev. Jim Boos will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 8:45 AM – 2:50 PM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center (901 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh).  There is a $30 registration fee that includes a catered meal and information packet.  Parking is FREE.  For more information, go to http://www.syntrinity.org.

News From The Churches

Director of Christian Education Wanted

Trinity Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time Director of Christian Education. Position will be negotiable in terms of hours and salary and will be under the immediate supervision of the pastor. This position will emphasize, but not be limited to, children’s/youth ministry. Trinity Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer and does require references and background clearances. If interested, please send resume to the church at: 110 East Market Street, Mercer, Pa 16137

Youth Director Wanted

The Jamestown Presbyterian Church is searching for a Youth Director. Position description and application form are available at the church’s web-site (www.jamestownpresbyterian.org) under the “Youth Ministry” tab. Or you can call Don Stanley (724-932-2101) for more information.
Director of Social Media Wanted
First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, PA is searching for a qualified person to be Director of Social Media.  We would like someone with a deep knowledge of the dynamic social media environment and its trends within Christian ministry.  They should possess exceptional writing and editing skills and require minimal guidance to be able to adapt quickly to changing requirements.  Applicant should have the ability to effectively interact with co-workers and FPC Church members.  The position will be part-time with a flexible schedule between 4 to 8 hours per week.  Interested parties should send a resume to First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State Street, Sharon, PA  16146.  ATTN: Social Media Team or via email to:office@1stpcs.org.

40th Annual Church Basement Sale

Enon Presbyterian Church, September 19-21 from 9 AM – 3 PM.  Lunch counter and bake sale.  Almost one half of the money raised at this sale goes to support local, national, and international mission projects.  Missions supported last year include: Root International, Project H.O.P.E., Project H.O.P.E. Food Bank, Lawrence County Crisis Shelter, Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Brother’s Brother Foundation, Christian Appalachian Project, Kayenta Navaho Presbyterian Church, New Castle City Rescue Mission and more.

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